Spring 2017 / Volume 120
March Garden, Lawn, and Landscaping Tips
It's not too late to start some of those cool-season plants for a spring harvest.  That is if the weather doesn't jump right to summer anytime soon!

To read what to do in March with Lawn & Turf, Flowers & Vegetables, Trees & Shrubs, and Fruits, click HERE

For your Cool-Season Vegetable G arden Planting Guide, click HERE.


2017 Tulsa Spring Home & Garden Show
Come See Us This Week!

Wondering how to survive another week of winter cabin fever?  Tulsa Master Gardeners are coming to your rescue.  Months of planning and preparation come together for four days in Mid-March for the HBA Home and Garden Show.  March 9th through the 12th, MGs will showcase a variety of gardening ideas and research based information which will motivate our visitors to create their own green space.  For more details, click HERE.

Looks What's Popping Up . . . Spring Seedlings

Planting seeds is much cheaper than purchasing potted plants and you will buy seeds for many more varieties than you will find for sale as plants. There are a wide range of options and, whether your propensity is for veggies or flowers, you can truly reap what you sow. R ead about the simple six-step process of starting spring seedlings by clicking HERE .

What's Cool?   Cool Season Vegetables Are
With spring right around the corner, it is time to plant the first of the cool weather vegetables. Our quickly changing weather makes it hard to predict just when to plant but, with a little planning, you should be able to tackle most challenges.  Read THIS to find out more about Cool Season Vegetables.

What To Do With Roses in the Springtime

Spring has come early this year, and many of you may see leaves coming out on your roses already.  It is not too late to prune your roses and you should also begin to think about spring control of insects, cankers, and black spot.   Click   HERE  to read more details about this. 
Spring Fruit Tree Care
Fruit trees can be grown successfully in Oklahoma, but they do require planning and care. Before planting, carefully consider appropriate tree and site selection, soil, moisture and pollination needs. Continued care entails a rigorous spray schedule for disease and pests and diligent shaping and pruning for optimal fruit production.
If you already have trees, then . . . let's spring forward and give them the attention they deserve!  READ ON.  

What's For Dinner?  Lasagna (Gardening)

No carbohydrates in this story, also no digging or back- breaking tilling!  Lasagna gardening, or sheet mulching is for the lazy gardener!

Whether you're hungry or not, READ ON if you would like to learn more.  

Solitary Native Bees - Great Pollinators

Did you know that a full one-third of the food we eat is pollinated by bees?  

Did you know that in many areas, bee populations are declining . . .some at a very alarming rate?

If you would like to know more about our native pollinators,  READ ON .

Great Upcoming Events with Tulsa Master Gardeners You Won't Want to Miss!
Tulsa Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale 

Thursday, April 13th       9 a.m. - 7 p.m.     
Central Park Hall, Tulsa Fairgrounds

Lunch and Learn with Tulsa Master Gardeners

Tuesdays, April 4th - May 30th     12:10 - 12:50 p.m.    
Tulsa City County Library

Urban Garden Training Series

Thursday Evenings, April 20th - May 18th       6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   
Tulsa County OSU Extension Office (4116 East 15th Street)

More to come on these exciting events in next month's e-Newsletter - be sure to subscribe before then by clicking HERE
The Tulsa Master Gardener Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  As such, it receives no city, state or federal funding for its Tulsa community outreach programs. In fact, the majority of Tulsa's Master Gardener programs are self-funded by its members. We need your help..

Tulsa Master Gardener's own fundraisers make up most of the income to cover expenses. More specifically, a significant portion comes from the Tulsa Master Gardener Annual Spring Plant Sale that is held each April. Other fundraisers include the Garden Tour (June) and "Garage Sales" that occur from time to time. Finally, one of the most important income sources that sometimes gets overlooked are the personal and corporate donations.  These are so important in helping to meet our financial obligations and we want you to know they are very much appreciated. 

Donations for this month include:

General Fund

Dynamic Neighboring
Jerry Hendon
Kristopher & Nancy Mendoza
Larry & Sue Young
James & Terri Gordon
Vince & Mary Westbrook
Edna Meziere

Exploring Insects Fund
Oxley Foundation
Thomas & Elizabeth Rains
Oklahoma Pest Management Association
Eisenhower PTA
Church of Saint Mary
Howard Horticultural Services, Inc.

Please consider making an online contribution HERE. For other information on how you can help support all that the Tulsa Master Gardeners do for their community, contact the Tulsa Master Gardeners Office by calling (918) 746-3701.  Thank you! 

Got a Question? Or Maybe a Soil or Plant Sample?
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Our Master Gardeners are on hand to assist you with even the toughest gardening questions. Visit us in person, by phone, via email or online! Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Address: 4116 E. 15th Street, Gate 6 at the Fairgrounds
Phone: (918) 746-3701

Need More Information?
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All about butterfly gardening in Tulsa County.

How to Take a Soil Test
How to collect a good sample of soil from your lawn or garden and get it tested at the OSU lab.

Once you have collected your soil test and gotten the results back, now what? Find out here. 

Show and tell.
Cool Season Lawn Care (Fescue)
12-month maintenance calendar.
State horticulturists, nurseries and growers pick favorite plants, shrubs and trees for use in the Oklahoma landscape. See the winners for this year and years past.

A list of recommended trees with descriptions. 

A list of over 60, by size and color.

Visit our demonstration garden on  15th Street, open 7 days a week. 

Current and historical source of rainfall, air temperatures, soil temps and much more. Click on Bixby station.  

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